Quotes: contemplating

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  • Ambrose Bierce
    Ambrose Bierce
    American writer 1842-1914
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    Happiness is an agreeable sensation, arising from contemplating the misery of others.
  • Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
    Swiss theologist and mysticist 1741-1801
    Johann Kaspar Lavater
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    He is incapable of truly good action who finds not a pleasure in contemplating the good actions of others.
  • Elizabeth Gaskell
    Elizabeth Gaskell
    British writer 1810-1865
    Elizabeth Gaskell
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    People may flatter themselves just as much by thinking that their faults are always present to other people's minds, as if they believe that the world is always contemplating their individual charms and virtues.
  • Clive James
    Clive James
    Australian author, poet, translator and memoirist 1939-
    Clive James
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    The literary critic, or the critic of any other specific form of artistic expression, may detach himself from the world for as long as the work of art he is contemplating appears to do the same.
  • Mark Twain
    Mark Twain
    American writer (ps. of Samuel Langhorne Clemens) 1835-1910
    Mark Twain
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    The most difficult We do not deal in facts when we are contemplating ourselves.
  • Marcelene Cox
    Marcelene Cox
    American author
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    When a man does a household job, he goes through three periods: contemplating how it will be done; contemplating when it will be done; and contemplating.
  • Simone Weil
    Simone Weil
    French philosopher 1909-1943
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    The proper method of philosophy consists in clearly conceiving the insoluble problems in all their insolubility and then in simply contemplating them, fixedly and tirelessly, year after year, without any hope, patiently waiting.
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